Today's News

  • Few surprises in Perry Central’s 2018 budget




    TELL CITY – The annual budget process for most public schools doesn’t generate a lot of excitement. Such is the case with Perry Central School Corp.’s 2018 budget projections, which Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson called basically unchanged from this year’s.

    “It’s important work and we have to go through the process but there aren’t a lot of surprises, which is usually a good thing,” she said during the formal hearing for the budget held last month.

  • Lillpop not guilty on all counts




    TELL CITY – A jury from Crawford County deliberated less than an hour Friday evening before acquitting William Lillpop on all eight of the sex crimes he was charged with. The former owner of Tell City Cinemas had faced years in prison if convicted.

    Lillpop, 41, was charged with three counts of child molesting, one count of attempted child molesting and two counts each of rape and sexual misconduct with a minor.

  • TC Schools excelling despite call for consolidation

    Guest Column by John Scioldo

    Superintendent, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.


    In response to the recent opinion piece (Sept. 18 editorial, “By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district.”) I would like to offer some insight and clarifications that in my mind are pertinent to the claims made by the author.

  • Autumn’s activity bonanza

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Visiting the farm late last week, I caught an unmistakable smell of fall – recently harvested corn.

    If freshly mowed grass is a harbinger of spring, combines at work prove it’s autumn.

    My brothers and other farmers have begun harvesting early-planted corn, and while they won’t begin full-scale shelling of corn for another couple of weeks, the approach of harvest season is something I find exciting.

  • Make kindergarten mandatory in Indiana

    Indiana is one of 15 states that doesn’t require school attendance until age 7.

    The state’s top education official would like to change that.

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick would like to see kindergarten become mandatory in Indiana, and plans to advocate for that during the 2018 General Assembly.

    She has her work cut out for her. In previous years, bills that would have required children to attend kindergarten have stalled in the Republican-led legislature.

  • TC boys win Lincoln Trail junior high meet

    TELL CITY—All five Tell City scorers placed in the top 15 as the Marksmen won the 14-team Lincoln Trail Invitational junior high boys cross country meet Saturday.

  • Perry Central wins 1 of 4 matches

    SEYMOUR—No Perry Central player made more than three kills or served more than one ace in any match as the Commodores went 0-3 in Trinity Lutheran’s volleyball tourney Saturday.
    They lost to Trinity Lutheran 25-13, 25-6, to Jennings County 25-16, 25-23, and to Seymour 25-8, 25-11.
    Terissa Roark made two kills against Trinity Lutheran and Addy Davis had four assists.
    Davis also made five digs and Courtney Berger added four.
     Roark, Jenna Lutgring and Maria Hubert each made three kills against Jennings County. Davis had three assists.

  • Hayes, Marksmen spike Pike Central

    TELL CITY—Kammie Jo Hayes made 14 kills as Tell City defeated Pike Central 25-18, 25-13, 25-16 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Addison Fella added seven kills and Emili Stephens six. Rachel Malone had 34 assists.
    “We hit well,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We didn’t have many errors - we were putting the ball down tonight. The passing was good and the sets were good.
    “We served well too. We ended up with eight aces, which is not bad.”

  • TC’s next opponent now one of PAC’s elite

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Several coaches predicted North Posey, which will visit Tell City Friday at 7:30 p.m., could become one of the top three football teams in the PAC this year.
    So far that has come true. The Vikings are 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the PAC.
    They had to play last year’s top three PAC teams, Gibson Southern, Southridge and Heritage Hills, in consecutive weeks. They lost to the first two but came away with a 37-23 win over Heritage Hills.

  • Commodores to host balanced Senators next

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Most area football teams are run-oriented this year. But West Washington, which will visit Perry Central Friday at 6:30 p.m., likes to pass just as much.
    “They’re balanced - I’d say it’s about 50-50 passing and running,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.
    Nick Marrs, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior, quarterbacks the 4-2 Senators.
    “He’s got a good arm and he’s pretty accurate most of the time,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.